FFI Appoints New Ambassador
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FFI Appoints New Ambassador

FFI Appoints New Ambassador

Katka Svagrova Will Serve as Ambassador in the Czech Republic

Fly Fishers International, an organization founded on the commitment to preservation of fly fishing opportunities and the legacy of fly fishing for all fish in all waters, announced today the appointment of Katka Svagrova as its FFI Ambassador in the Czech Republic. The appointment was made at the meeting of the FFI Board of Directors on Monday, April 22, 2024.

Ms. Svagrova hails from the Czech Republic where she developed her passion for waters and flyfishing. She has been flyfishing for more than 30 years and traveled to more than 40 countries around the world to pursue her angling dreams. Those include the jungles of Brazil, the open ocean of Guatemala, Mexican flats and the wild rivers of India and New Zealand.

Ms. Svagrova is sponsored by major fishing and sporting brands including Patagonia, Costa Sunglasses, Hardy and RIO Products, and her articles have appeared in more than 100 journals and blogs. She runs her social media profiles and shares her adventures with more than 160,000 followers around the world. 

She also works as a salmon fishing guide in Iceland and enjoys educating and passing on her skills to her clients. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters from the University of South Bohemia. Results from her thesis appeared in Aquatic Science Journal.

Ms. Svagrova is the 2023 individual and team World Flyfishing Ladies Champion. She has also won the National Woman’s Czech Fly Fishing Championship seven times. She will be competing in the National Woman’s Czech Fly Fishing Championship in May 2024.

With the addition of Katka Svagrova, Fly Fishers International now has eight International Ambassadors. The others include:

  • Chris Hague (UK)
  • Pietro Brunelli (Italy)
  • Masao Sakaguchi (Japan)
  • Jorge Trucco (Argentina)
  • Kastine Coleman (Canada)
  • Bryant Dunn (Bhutan)
  • Lado Sakvarelidze (Georgia)

"We welcome Ms. Svagrova to the group of ambassadors who serve FFI around the world.  We appreciate their service to our organization and the members who live in their area," said Rhonda Sellers, Executive Director of FFI.